National Captioning Institute

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The National Captioning Institute (NCI) is a non-profit organization that provides real-time and off-line closed captioning, subtitling & translation, described video, web captioning, and Spanish captioning for television and films. Created in 1979[1] and headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, the organization was the first to caption live TV and home video, and holds the trademark on the display icon featuring a simple geometric rendering of a television set merged with a speech balloon to indicate that a program is NCI-captioned. NCI also has offices in Dallas, Texas, and Burbank, California.


  1. ^ "Three Major Networks Plan to Offer Closed Captioning for Deaf" 10. InfoWorld. June 25, 1979. Retrieved August 12, 2015. 

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